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Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer
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Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
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INSTITUTIONS: State Hospital Deaths - Charles Thoma, James Hyland, Louis Boyson
INSTITUTIONS: State Hospital Patients - Mr. Cahill, August Bloom, Verner Carlson, Gilbert Olson, David Bousliman, Vernon Carlson, John Slakka, both legs amputated, Danny Needham
INSTITUTIONS: State Hospital Escapes - Nicholas Koch, Mr. Sprink
INSTITUTIONS: State Hospital Administrative News - 1914-Problems, 1901-Superintendent Carmichael Methods, 1904-New Well
CEMETERIES: Highland (St. Joseph) Cemetery Burial Listing ~230 burials.
HISTORIC PLACES: Old Courthouse, Christiania Lutheran Church, Waterford Bridge, Waterford School
INSTITUTIONS: State Hospital Employees - Frank C. DeKay, Chas. H. Haase, C. E. Wood
OBITS: Mathias Klein, Tom Davis
DEATHS: 250 Deaths added
NEWS-POLITICAL: 1863-County Convention, 1863-The County Ticket, 1863-The Copperhead Ticket, 1894-Rosemount Village Election, 1890-Rosemount Village Election, 1879-Jasper Searle, 1896-To Office At Hastings
NEWS-BUSINESS: Charles Richter, Rehse & Lange, Draper & Ballard, D. E. Eyre
NEWS-CRIME: Ernest Hoffman, Gebbhard Otto
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